The competition – launched in partnership with Wandsworth Council – seeks proposals for two new gateway entrances to the formerly abandoned ‘Arch 42’, which is due to become a public pedestrian route connecting the new Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station tube stations on the Northern line Extension.
The latest project comes a year after another Nine Elms London Festival of Architecture contest of the nearby Thessaly Road railway bridge, which was given a complete refresh by artist and designer Yinka Ilori.
The Arch 42 Gateway project – focuses on a disused light industrial space beneath a 170-year-old railway viaduct carrying the South Western main line into Waterloo station. The arch is due to become a new pedestrian tunnel featuring landmark gateways to help ‘engage, delight’ and connect parts of Nine Elms which had previously been severed by the railway.
The project is another example of how Nine Elms has undergone a fantastic transformation in recent years and continues to be a major regeneration zone, including a spectacular new residential district.
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